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happened to "good morning america." he and his family were staying in one of the hotels that was bombed. he says he heard the explosion but he wasn't sure right away that it had happened at his hotel. when he did realiz it, he says it was horrific. >> we could see blood on the stairs and that something has definitely happened in this building. >> reporter: no group has claimed responsibility for the attacks, but the government is now blaming a local terrorist group. experts cited by "the new york times" said the group promotes an islamic terrorist ideology. you can watch more of the interview with the witness coming up on "good morning america." live in the newsroom, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. amy, thank you. many people in the bay area are sending prayers to the victims in sri lanka. reporter cornell bernard has their reaction.
♪ >> reporter: easter mass at oakland's cathedral of christ the light began with prayers from bishop michael barber. >> my friends, our hearts go out today to those who have been killed and wounded in sri lanka. let's remember them at this mass. >> reporter: the easter bombings of three christian chur nchs sri lanka left many searching for answers. >> this is very tragic that so many people have been killed. >> reporter: this woman does outreach to the asian-indian catholic community. >> we should be living happily with each other. religion should not be fighting with each other but to live peacefully with each other and i don't know why this is happening. >> very dreadful,l. eporter: this man violence by religious extremists. >> when religion is being used to get political mileage, i
think that's bad. >> being from india, i understand terrorism is a big problem in india, too. we are sympathetic to what happened. >> reporter: the oakland diocese say proceeds will go to help relief efforts in sri lanka. cornell bernard, abc 7 news. >> pope francis denounced the sri lanka attack calling it cruel violence. pope francis skipped giving a form formal and spoke about the conflicts in the mideast, africa and the americas. the pope urged national leaders to put aside political differences and work for peace. we sent out a push alert when the attacks happened this weekend. you can download the abc 7 news app and enable push alerts to have breaking news sent to your mobile device. elizabeth holmes is expected
to appear in a san jose courtroom. holmes is accused of falsely claiming her company could run dozens of blood tests with a drop of blood. they say she hid the failures from customers and investors. they're ready for a judge to set a trial date. lawyers for holmes want more time before a trial. defense attorneys say they want more documents from the government. they've received close to 20 million pages. an attempted break-in at a biotech company ended with officeers in south san francisco shooting at the suspects. three men are in custody for burglary and attempted murder of a police officer. police say the suspects tried to break no a storage area at the genesis company yesterday. officers say the men intentionally rammed into a police car hurting an officer. police opened fire as two suspects ran away. the third suspect led police on a car chase into brisbane. all three were eventually caught and arrested. the injured officer is expected to be okay. happening today the man
accused of killing a college student after she got into a car she believed was her uber ride will appear in court this morning. nathaniel rowland has not entered a plea. he will be in court in south carolina. samantha josephson was murdered last month after mistaking his car for her uber. police say after she got into the car he activated the child safety door locks to prevent her from escaping. a zookeeper attacked by a tiger is recovering in intensive care according to the director of the topeka zoo in kansas. the attack happened saturday while the zookeeper was in the tiger's enclosure. the zookeeper has several years of experience with tigers. the zoo has no plans to euthanize the animal but are investigating to see what, if any, protocol changes need to be made. let's take a look at what's going on with our weather. we'll start with neighborhood temperatures and will go into the east bay valleys. you're going to see one of the biggest warming trends, nearly 40 degrees from the mid-40s this
morning and upper 40s. and then you can see concord, pittsburg, some low 60s. this area in the mid-40s that will see a 40-degree jump in temperatures today. we have upper 40s to low 50s all around the bay into the south bay. 48 right now inpafi.in novato. napa one of the cool spots at 45. san mateo bridge getting active as we look west across it. that little bit of fog around napa this morning otherwise pretty clear outside. mass transit and ferry ride cool to warm with light breezes today. let's take a look at our 12-hour planner. 48 at 7:00. 58 at 9:00. already in the mid-70s by noon and low to mid-80s this afternoon. comfortable evening. a touch warmer if you're in the sun, 75. in the east bay we go from 51. we stay in the 50s until about 9:00. mid-60s 11:00. mid-70s this afternoon. and one last stop in san francisco where on the hour we're looking at temperatures
that will be running in the upper 60s. i wouldn't be surprised the closer you are to downtown and the bay you'll hit some low 70s this afternoon. even warmer temperatures, the first time we may hit 90 since september coming up in the forecast. first i want to bring alexis in. how are we doing monday? >> crickets. crickets in the traffic center so far. >> nice. >> i'm not complaining. i'm sure anybody who is about to grab the keys and head out the door is not either. almost exclusively green on our traffic maps here today. as mike did mention we have a little bit of fog showing up on our visibility layer, napa, american canyon into vallejo. so state route 12, 29, even a little bit on interstate 80 you could have reduced visibility. i don't think it will be a huge issue. a quick check of the bay bridge toll plaza. no car-pool lanes yet no metering lights yet either. cash lanes not looking too bad e when the dk if you're using
be replaced on the richmond/san rafael bridge. a live look at thespan. they will spend $300,000 on the 60-year-old bridge. drivers have faced delays over the past few months due to chunks of concrete falling onto the lower deck. one incident forced the span to close for several hours in february. engineers blamed the problem on a failed expansion joint. state senator scott weiner will hold a press conference with community leaders about a political flier they're calling racist propaganda. many san franciscans received the flier in the mail. it equates a state housing bill written by wiener with, quote, negro remove, a reference to when the african-american population dropped from 15% to under 5%. wiener's bill would put more apartments and condos near b.a.r.t., muni and caltrain
stations. the man behind the ad says it would lead to further gentrification. the trump administration plans to tell five nations they will no longer be exempt fro or incl sth koa and tivs that pre. secretary of state mike pompeo is expected to announce today the administration will not renew the sanction waivers when they expire. coming up, the new program launching today to protect our planet. stopping sideshows in oakland. police ramped up patrols over the week and that's not all. how lawmakers are also taking
all 39 million of you, on one condition. that you do everything in your power to preserve and protect them. with love, california. here is a look at what's going on from the exploratorium. look at all the stars in the sky. tree pollen will be high. grass and mold low, very high uv index. you could burn in less than 15 minutes today. let's take a look around the state. mid-80s through the central valley. a very sunny coast a. few more clouds around san diego and los angeles. a hot 90 in palm springs. 67 and breezy in yosemite. a look at the weekend forecast for tahoe. a chances of shower and cooler weather by sunday. congressional democrats
admit they may wheo start proceedings on the best interests of the country. >> is it the best thing for the country to take up an impeachment proceeding because to do otherwise sends ar is it in the best interests of the country not to take up impeachment that we know will not be successful in the senate because the republican leadership will not do its duty. >> congressman adam schiff says they'll have to take the political environment into consideration when deciding whether to undertake impeachment. oakland police were out in full force over the weekend trying to prevent illegal side shows like this. dozens of extra officers patrolled str chyehamorehan 50 extra police officers hit the streets of oakland this weekend to make sure this scene from last sunday did not happen again.
cars spun and erupted into a driver was carjacked and a truck set on fire. >> if you go back 20, 30 years that was more of a younger high school crowd of kids playing music, interacting with each other and more of a social scene this is lawlessness. >> reporter: some people say it's only a matter of time. speaking to residents, this happened. >> it's annoying. it acts no purpose. everyone runs for their life. >> reporter: oakland police tweeted they arrested two dirt bike riders speeding while on the sidewalk. one of the vehicle was reported stolen. >> we will be here ready for the
sideshow and trying to take the city back from the sideshow and try to give the citizens of oakland a good, peaceful sunday. >> reporter: drivers and spectators could see fines of up to $20,000 and cars impounded for violations according to a proposed state assembly bill. i'm kris reyes, abc 7 news. we build a better bay area. almena county is launching a new pilot program. a team ofpe en will release more de conduct neighborhood surveys. an illegal dumping task force is responsible for making streets cleaner and safer. instagram considering a big change to its platform hiding the like count on the photos. >> here's today's "tech bytes." a massive potential change
for instagram. >> it is reportedly considered hiding the like count on photos so audiencs can't see how many people like the post. they are always looking for ways to reduce pressure on the platform so you can't see kenneth only has a couple. google is marking earth day with an animated slide show. >> a few of the living things we share our planet. the six endangered organisms from different elevations. the theme is protect our species. nintendo's gameboy can be considered a full grown man. >> it turned 30 years old. over 1,000 games were released. many can be downloaded and >> i get a lot of likes.ds.- >> those are your "tech bytes." >> i never had a gameboy. did you. >> i wasn't allowed to play video games. >> or watch tv. >> i was sheltered. >> i didn't have one either.
>> mike? >> no. i had moved on by then. >> 0 for 4 as they say in sports. >> now everyone just has games on their phones. >> i thought it was amazing. i was so gel out. >> a lot of kids are going retro and buying them. you just got rid of them ten years ago and now trying to rebuy them. >> everything old is new again, mike. >> the warmest week this year unfolding. sunny today, building warmth off yesterday's return after that brisk saturday we had. more clouds and cooler this week. look at the storm track to the north. storm track to the south. it will bring us a slight offshore breeze. some of the warmth will make it to the coast eventually. 81 in san jose. cooler in santa cruz, 74. you head up the peninsula, to 74
in san mateo. 73 in millbrae. mid-60s along the coast today. upper 60s in daly city, pacifica and look at that downtown san francisco 73 degrees. low to mid-80s with mid to upper 60s at your coast. along the east bay shore we will be mainly in the mid to upper 70s. wouldn't be surprised around hercules and arenda. take a little drive. they're already picking fresh strawberries in the farms out in brett wood and they are delicious. a look at the accuweather forecast. look at tuesday and wednesday. we made a run at near 90. i'll have to look specifically. 80 around the bay and 70s at the coast. the temperatures just tumble back to average but not until sunday.
alexis? good morning, mike. easter monday is the thing. i was not aware of that. i don't think anybody is going to work or school, at least that's how it feels at 4:47 in the morning. we have zero incidents to talk about. no construction slowing you down. one slow spot westbound 205 to 580. 23 miles an hour on 205, about 16 for a very short stretch on 580. after that things really open up as you get through the altamont pass. mass transit off to a quiet start. trains run at 5:00 a.m. no delays there. ace 1 and 3 out of the central valley on time and should be a gorgeous day riding san francisco bay ferry. no delays. thanks, alexis. in the north bay two kayakers stranded for more than two hours in frigid water are now safe. the 21-year-old kayakers capsized saturday night. the coast guard, chp and four different fire departments sent search and rescue teams. you're looking at infrared
video. the kayakers were found off the shores of tiburon. they say the life jackets they were wearing likely saved their lives. one of the first documentaries about the campfire will be shown next month in mill valley for a fund-raiser. a screening of the campfire documentary will be may 14th. the campfire is the deadliest and most destructive fire in state history. all funds raised from the screening will benefit survivors and fire prevention program. rising costs unfortunately taking out another san francisco restaurant. we're going to tell you about the cafe that is now closed after nearly four decades in business. and san jose entrepreneurs pitch their business on "shark tank." find out if any sharks took the bait. >> firefighters in action for a different kind of rescue operation.
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we've got the rangers in town to take on the a's. they're right above us in the standings so we can make up some ground. 7:07. a comfortable 68 degrees and then we'll drop down to 62. notice all of that sunshine. a gorgeous evening. we'll take a look at the big jump in temperatures today and some 90s possible later on. in less than seven minutes i'll have that. >> a restaurant has closed its door for the last time. this was the crowd yesterday at the restaurant's last day in business. the cafe can't keep up with rising costs, so it is up for sale. there has been some interest from buyers but nothing concrete yet. target's car seat trading program is back starting today through may 4th. you canomion. target is teaming up with waste management to recycle old car seats and turn them into new products.
two san jose entrepreneurs found success on "shark tank." >> we don't want to sugar-coat this. we need your money. you have a deal, let's do this! >> so barbara ended up cutting a deal with these two sisters who are behind maven's creamery. the company makes specialty ice cream sandwiches with french style macaroons. the sisters say they practiced their pitch for days. >> it was nerve-racking, it was exciting, it was challenging all at once. >> the product sells in 22 states and now they want to expand to the east coast and overseas. good luck to them. let's take a look at what's going on, san jose at 87. you can see it's pretty quiet there. san jose jumps ten degrees to 81. even oakland jumps up. look at san francisco, 63 yesterday.
73 today. petaluma, 68 yesterday. 82 today this is only the beginning. let me show you the temperatures tomorrow. we are in the mid to upper 80s inland. mid-70s around san francisco around hayward, even 73. look at this, napa, concord, 90. 89 in fairfield and san jose. that is going to be the hottest day this year and then we'll drop off a little bit inland back into the mid-80s. notice some relief is starting to come thursday in the form of some 60s and 70s elsewhere and just keeps getting cooler through the weekend. hope you enjoy the warmth. here's alexis. we're off to an extremely quiet start on the roads looking live at the bay bridge toll plaza. starting to form.
looks like car-pool lanes opening now. no metering lanes yet. a lot of folks apparently have easter monday off as well. highway 4 to the maze, 17 minutes. you're in the green, no delays. that's coming in at nine minutes and southbound 101, san francisco to sfo in the green at ten minutes. thanks, alexis. along with the easter bunny several duckling sightings over the weekend. >> the alameda county fire department post this had on twitter. firefighters came across ten ducklings tracked in a storm drain in union city. they reunited the ducklings with mom and released them in a nearby creek. san jose fire department post this had video on twitter yesterday. firefighters escorted a mother and her ducklings across the street. they made it safely. we do have some breaking news next at 5:00 a.m., the large earthquake shaking the philippines overnight.
brand-new video coming in. also, a warning for parents after cameras catch a car following a little girl. the quick thinking that kept her safe. also, very controversial, the move this week that could make the navigation center along the embarcadero a reality. let's take on the issues. let's call out the problems. >> let's face it, we have a trash issue here in san francisco. >> and find real solutions. let's have hard conversations. >> i feel the community has failed people of color. >> and hear one another. >> we can use words. we don't have to use our fists. >> our concerns might be different, but we're in this together. and building a better ♪ ♪ they're the moderne stone age family. ♪
breaking news right now at 5:00. a 6.1 magnitude earthquake rocks the philippines just hours ago. this is brand-new video coming in to our newsroom showing the shaking inside a hotel. we'll tell you what we know so far. thanks for joining us. you're never more than seven minutes away from the accuweather forecast. let's kick things off with meteorologist mike nicco. >> a look at what's going on with live doppler 7, it is clear out there. this is the way it looks from our roof camera and you can see no fog right now and the winds aren't moving the flags at all. that will lead to a warmer day.